A man who circumnavigated the world on his Triumph motorbike has written a story about his adventures.
In July 2013 Paul Emery travelled from Boston, USA to Banbury in three months, crossing 13 countries and covering 24,000 kilometres.
He had been living and working in the US for two years when his visa expired and he needed to take six months out of the country. Rather than jumping on a plane, he took the long way around.
Three years on, he has now settled in New York with his wife, Libby, and has written Tina and the Blue Bear. Tina is the name of Mr Emery’s motorcycle.
He and Mrs Emery will be having a wedding celebration in Montana next year.
Mr Emery grew up in Banbury, going to primary school at North Newington and then onto Banbury School, now Banbury Academy.
His mother, Claire, who still lives in Banbury said: “Since returning to the States and living in New York for the past three years, he has continued with not just his work as vice president at Makosi Consulting, but is forever looking for a new challenge or adventure.
“Along with writing his book, Paul has embarked on cycling the TransAmerica Trail.
“Cycling in stages across North America, when he completes it he will have cycled 4,300 miles. His feet never seem to stay still for long!”
During his ride home, Mr Emery travelled to Canada then took a plane to South Korea. He then travelled through Russia, Siberia, Mongolia and Kazakhstan, where he spent a day in jail because of visa troubles.
He then went on to the Ukraine and travelled through Europe before arriving home at Cope Road.
Tina and the Blue Bear: A Solo Motorcycle Journey Around the World is available through Amazon